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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wanted to say what a great time with my friends. Excellent environment, friendly service, great menu choices.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

We like to pop down to Melbourne from Sydney a few times a year and check out the dining scene. After 12 months away due to COVID, not only are we back, but we now have a new favourite Melbourne restaurant. Scopri is an Italian...gem in Carlton, awarded with a Good Food chef hat, and specialising in authentic regional Italian dishes for over 11 years now. When we approached the unassuming facade, the front door opened, we were welcomed in, and it felt like we had been transported to a fun, yet sophisticated ristorante in Italy. Our waitress was Julia from Sardinia, and she was an absolute asset and very knowledgeable about the food, the menu and the restaurant’s history. With so many choices on the menu and a blackboard full of specials, we threw caution to the wind and decided to select the $90pp “Let us feed your table option” allowing Julia to choose the best of the best. This was an excellent choice as we were served eight generous courses of outstanding dishes, some which we may not have thought to order otherwise. Great to see restaurants like this fully booked, especially being a Tuesday night. They’ve even temporarily leased part of the gym next door in order to increase capacity post-COVID. We’re back in May and not only have we already booked in again, we’re bringing a friend (a local) to spread the word. Do yourself a favour and check this place out.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021

We have been to this restaurant three times now and look forward to our next visit when in Melbourne. Each time the service has been awesome, food incredible and the dining experience a true 10/10. This is the way it is done and wish Scopri...was in Sydney. Yet again Melbourne leading in all angles of hospitality.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2021 via mobile

What a way to emerge from lockdown austerity. From the antipasti to the dolci and formaggi the dining is an adventure in excellently prepared and presented fresh food. Particularly in the primi course the “ravioli con piselli e cavolo nero” has to be not eaten...but experienced. Thank you to the chef and thr front of house staff. We will be back - in numbers. Congratulations Scopri.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021

We dined here in the upstairs private room, 8 of us to celebrate my husbands 70th. None of us had been here before and I did a lot of google research to find it! We were not disappointed, recommend this restaurant to everyone. The food...is exceptional, service (from George) was the best! We had the ‘feed my table’ option, which definitely fed us well, generous portions of amazing Italian food! We will definitely return!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

A group of 8 of us had dinner at Scopri last night in the upstairs private dining room.Very special room totally separate from the main restaurant.What fantastic food and service.We had the group menu-starters carpaccio,calamari fritti and fiore di zucchine.Then angnolotti del plin,filletto di pesce...and bistecca di manzo.Dessert was tortino al cioccolato.All up 8 courses so no one went away hungry.Amazing quality of fresh food well executed.Finally service by George was first rate.Being BYO is a major plus so we were able to bring our own vinous delights.Cost was a very reasonable circa $120 per headMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 February 2021

Scopri: Meaning to discover / find out. Thanks to the high accolades by Trip Advisor reviewers we celebrated our daughters birthday with mouthful after mouthful of this Melbourne gem.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

I had fish of the day which is pan fried dory and it was excellent! Generous in portion too. We were in a rush so didn't get to try entree or dessert. Will come back for sure. Just realized it's ranked #2 in all Mel...restaurants so I'd better try #1!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 December 2020 via mobile

It was such a pleasure to dine in the understated elegance of this exceptional restaurant. Exquisite, subtle attention to detail is evident in all operations of the business and the passion in what they do executed beautifully. All dishes were superb, service exceptional and undeniably...the best Italian cuisine I have had in Melbourne. The wine list is refreshing and provocative and the dining space is intimate and welcoming with a recent addition with outdoor dining. Industry professionals offering a streamlined experience - without a doubt a Melbourne Institution and deservedly so.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 December 2020 via mobile

Just book and get yourself there. This will not disappoint. The range of dishes are wide and mouthwatering. The wine list is more than satisfactory. The wait staff are as good as. Reminder, book and get yourself there!

Date of visit: November 2020
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started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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28 July 2019|
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Response from Swinksy | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how much you drink!! Food , 2 courses... $100-120, AUS dollars. If you google their website, you will see the full menu! It’s fabulous. Of course alcohol is extra!
27 July 2018|
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Response from Moomoo1954 | Reviewed this property |
I see it as a fine dining experience, so probably best to get a baby sitter. And have some lovely grown up time together
Rosemary W
6 November 2017|
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Response from JulieS700 | Reviewed this property |
There is a side street some 50 or so metres away that allows for parking I believe. As I am not from Melbourne we caught a Taxi from our hotel on Spring Street. Hope this is of some assistance.
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  • Scopri is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5